Day Support Counselor
High school diploma or GED; some college coursework preferred; experience in giving direct behavioral and hygiene care to individuals with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities or related experience in a human services field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The applicant should have experience with a PC or laptop as the position requires basic computer skills including word processing and typing skills. The position requires excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. The applicant should be familiar with and writing or summarizing daily documentation of individuals receiving services. Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one more major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Record must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date. Pre- employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.
The Day Program is seeking qualified professionals looking to join an established program and advance their career in the human services field. We provide day-time services to include skills training, supervision, and leisure/recreational activities to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Responsibilities of a Day Support Counselor will include the following:
•Complete daily documentation on services and supports provided to individuals
•Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Support Plans as a member of the day program and monitors/evaluates individual’s progress
•Provide personal care, facilitate various classes, and assist persons while in the community for trips, activities, and or instructional classes
•Compile data as required to document the delivery of services
You must be comfortable working within a class structure as well as the community, engaging persons, and assisting individuals with developmental disabilities. The job is based at a community day program center and can occur in the community for volunteer and recreational program activities. This is a 35-hour/week position that offers full-time health & dental benefits.
Position open until filled (first review to begin September 5, 2023).
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Hiring a Diverse and Bilingual Workforce
35 hours/week; Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mental Health Support Services